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"Lady Waverley! Ten Thousand a Year!"

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  • Title (object)

    • "Lady Waverley! Ten Thousand a Year!"
  • Description

    Bailie Macwheeble dancing and throwing his cap into the air, an expression of delight on his face, Waverley, in uniform, seated and observing him with affection; the interior of a cluttered study, the table piled with papers and a bottle, bookshelves with books and more papers behind; illustration to Scott's "Waverley" (1836)


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1836-1838
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 144 millimetres
    • Width: 225 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered on a sheet of paper in image "George Cruikshank"
  • Bibliography

    • Reid 1703 bibliographic details
    • Cohn 730 bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XIXc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Waverley
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 1891,1116.179


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